Global Patent Index - EP 0931670 A3

EP 0931670 A3 2000-01-26 - Colour printer

Title (en)

Colour printer

Title (de)

Farbdrucker

Title (fr)

Imprimante couleur

Publication

EP 0931670 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99107681 A

Priority

  • EP 96115057 A
  • JP 26614895 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0764545A2] A printer comprising a key-in unit (11), a cartridge detecting unit (12), a data storage (13), a ROM (14), a font memory (15), a display control unit (16), a display (17), a print control unit (18), a printing unit (19), and a controller (20). When a cartridge which contains a printing medium is placed in the printing unit (19), the color of the printing medium is then determined through the cartridge detecting unit (12). The user inputs character data, etc., without specifying any print colors from the key-in unit (11). The input character data is then stored in the data storage (13). When such input character data is printed, the controller (20) automatically sets the color of a character printing pattern at a color predetermined in correspondence to the color of the printing medium determined through the cartridge detecting unit (12). The printing unit (19) prints the character data, etc., in the color set by the controller (20). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41J 3/407; B41J 35/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01); B41J 3/407 (2006.01); B41J 3/46 (2006.01); B41J 29/393 (2006.01); B41J 35/18 (2006.01); G06K 15/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/17546 (2013.01); B41J 3/4075 (2013.01); B41J 3/46 (2013.01); B41J 29/393 (2013.01); B41J 35/18 (2013.01); G06K 15/00 (2013.01); G06K 2215/0025 (2013.01); G06K 2215/0097 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB

DOCDB simple family

EP 0764545 A2 19970326; EP 0764545 A3 19970813; EP 0764545 B1 20010103; CN 1078539 C 20020130; CN 1152499 A 19970625; DE 69611412 D1 20010208; DE 69611412 T2 20010503; DE 69619874 D1 20020418; DE 69619874 T2 20020627; EP 0931670 A2 19990728; EP 0931670 A3 20000126; EP 0931670 B1 20020313; HK 1013413 A1 20010921; KR 100201300 B1 19990615; US 5890820 A 19990406